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Learning Futures: designing the horizon keynote address

Revisit the keynote for the 2021 ShapingEDU Winter Games, a story of uncertainty, disruption, and resilience. See how we define learning futures, tackle the challenge of designing educational systems, explore strategic foresight tools, and build an ecosystem of resilience into our IgnitED Labs. Read more »


Introducing future educators to emerging technologies through inquiry

Educator-to-educator: digitally sharing learning at ISTE Live 2020

To put it mildly, 2020 has been a year of change, casting aside what was, with what has to be, and the academic conference experience has followed suit. Read more »


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Pocket document cameras improve remote teaching and learning

Early this semester faculty member Kelly Davis sent me a message about 3D-printed document cameras and asked who might be able to provide these. IgnitED Lab staff members started planning how our labs could create these. Read more »


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IgnitED Lab’s 4th Space Designed with Principled Innovation

The network of IgnitED Labs at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has had three locations in full operation since the fall of 2019. The development of the labs always included the vision of extending the experiences to online visitors. Read more »


Level up your virtual classroom

Future teachers talk virtual learning and visions during Educators Rising 2020 Fall Leadership Experience

For the second year in a row, I had the privilege of presenting at the annual fall leadership conference for Educators Rising community members. The 2020 Virtual Fall Leadership Experience was a full day of opportunities aimed at high school students planning to pursue careers in education. Read more »


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Unforeseen Consequences of Popular Technology

Although technology can be both a useful and entertaining tool in our lives, it is important to consider how it can be misused — unintentionally or intentionally. Read more »


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Earning my remote tech support stripes during MLFTC’s Lead Teacher Week

After wrapping the first iteration of Sun Devil Learning Labs, some of my IgnitED Labs peers and I were tasked with helping facilitate an event for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Lead Teacher Week Workshop. Read more »


Sun Devil Learning Labs 1.5

Creating an Efficient Workflow for MLFTC’s SDLL 1.5

In response to educational instruction having moved online, members from numerous departments of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College (MLFTC) have worked to launch Sun Devil Learning Labs (SDLL) 1.5. Unlike the original Sun Devil Learning Labs, which were live streams of lessons taught by MLFTC teacher candidates, SDLL 1.5 utilizes pre-recorded lessons supplemented by learning guides, offered to learners via YouTube. Read more »


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Supporting Sun Devil Learning Labs During Travels

Over the past few months, we have been faced with a multitude of circumstances which we could have never imagined. Many people, including myself, have had to move back home, leaving college sooner than we expected. As summer approached, I found myself worried that I would have nothing to fill my days. Read more »


Jodie Donner helps a student at the IgnitED Lab west

Community-building and cage-busting naturally match philosophy of IgnitED Labs

The latest all-college meeting for MLFTC at the end of last month was a chance for virtual connection, review, and celebration. The event brought closure for the unique semester we’ve had and some unexpected recognition for the IgnitED Labs and m … Read more »


Newly printed face shield frames on the Glowforge

IgnitED Labs and IndigeDesign volunteers 3D print face masks for Navajo Nation

The Chief Operating Officer of the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, and the Emergency Management Specialist (EMS) of the Gallup Indian Medical Center reached out to the IndigeDesign Collab in Phoenix for more face shields and the Ignited Labs responded to this call within hours, opening the lab to allow staff to 3D print face shields for the Navajo Nation. Read more »